Cruisin' Ocean City


May 14-15-16-17, 2020

The health and well-being of our participants, attendees,and the communities we visit are our foremost concern. Like you, we are continuously monitoring the latest information from local, state and federal authorities. We continue to carefully evaluate the potential impact that this national health crisis presents. As you know, we are celebrating our 30th year in Ocean City, MD.  Over the years we have experienced a great many weather related obstacles. The last few years have also seen a rise in outside influences that have caused some undue attention. Together we have weathered the storm and the turbulent times to make our event even stronger for the years to come. Although the next few weeks will be complicated for all of us, please know that we are moving forward with planning Cruisin 2020 as scheduled May 14-17.

Show Hours:

  • Thursday 9am-5pm
  • Friday 9am-5pm
  • Saturday 9am-5pm
  • Sunday 9am-3pm


  • Inlet Parking Lot (809 South Atlantic Ave)
  • Convention Center (4001 Coastal Highway)


$10/day Thursday & Sunday
$15/day Friday & Saturday
Children under 14 are free with an adult.
(Tickets good at Inlet & Convention Center)

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30th Annual Cruisin Ocean City

May 14-15-16-17, 2020

Keeping checking back as more details will be added soon!

Celebrate the 30th Anniversary Cruisin Ocean City, as it returns to the beachside resort town of Ocean City Maryland, May 14-15-16-17, 2020. This nationally recognized event attracts more than 3,000 customs, hot rods, street machines, classics and more from over 20 states plus Canada.

Lots of car shows and vendors will be taking place at the Convention Center Parking Lot and the Inlet Parking Lot, plus several more car shows will be taking place at various business locations in and around Ocean City. There will also be a special Neon and LED car show, pin-up contest and pedal car show throughout the weekend! 

Taking the stage during Crusin will be none other than Jay Leno.  The acclaimed TV late night show host, admired stand-up comedian, best-selling author and devoted car enthusiast (builder and mechanic) will perform Thursday, May 14th at the Ocean City Performing Arts Center. Show times 7pm and 9:30pm.  For tickets call or visit the OC Box Office or Ticketmaster 

Scheduled to appear at Cruisin Ocean City 2020 is Aaron Kaufman, from the hit shows Shifting Gears and Fast N’ Loud. Aaron will be at the beachside Inlet on Saturday, May 16th from 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm. Also joining in the fun from the classic tv sitcom Leave it to Beaver, the beaver himself, Jerry Mathers. Jerry will be at the beachside Inlet, Friday 11am-4pm and inside the OC Convention Center, Saturday 11am-4pm.

Make sure to check out the Cruisin Car Corral and Swap Meet May 14-15-16 at the OC Convention Center.  For more information visit cruisinclassicauctions.com or call #410-871-8381

Some of the country’s top national names will be showcasing their products in manufacturers midway at the Inlet Parking Lot and there will be vendors both inside and outside of the OC Convention Center selling automotive merchandise along with arts & crafts, jewelry, t-shirts and many other specialty items. For vendor and sponsor information please call 410-798-6304 or email Jacklyn@specialeventpro.com.

Additional Cruisin Ocean City highlights are the special Boardwalk Parades that will take place Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings. Staging beings at 27th street on the boardwalk and the parades begin at 8am from North Division Street going south to the inlet.

On Sunday the Grand Finale Awards will take place at the Beachside Inlet. Before Cruisin comes to an end there will be more than 500 trophies, plaques and awards presented plus over 3,000 giveaways.

There is so much to see and do at this year's event so make sure to mark your calendars for May 14-15-16-17, 2020 and cruise on down to Ocean City Maryland for the 30th Anniversary Cruisin Ocean City.

Keep checking back for updates and announcements! Schedule subject to change.

For additional information email infoevent@specialeventpro.com or call 410-798-6304.

For vendor and sponsor information email Jacklyn@specialeventpro.com.


Maryland Motor Vehicle Law and the Town of Ocean City Ordinance state that no loud noise from a vehicle may be heard at a distance of 50 feet from the vehicle at any time.

The town of Ocean City has a trailer parking ordinance which prohibits trailer parking on city streets from May 1st – October 31st. Any Cruisin participants that will be parking a trailer on city streets will need a trailer parking permit. For more information on trailer parking please click here. When making your reservations please check with your hotel or condo to see if they provide trailer parking. For a trailer parking permit application please click here.

For additional OC ordinances please click here.


Event Coverage:
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Event Coverage:
Muscle Car Gallery
Former Mayor Winners OC Vettes


National Sponsor Showcase

A Special Thank You to all of our Sponsors!

Harrison Group HMRA OCMD

While Cruisin around town make sure to turn your radio to The Wave 97.1 and Cool 101.3, the Official Stations of Cruisin' Ocean City!

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Mark your calendars now!

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Cruisin' Ocean City Gallery

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Cruisin' Ocean City

May 14-15-16-17, 2020
Ocean City, Maryland

This event is open to Rods, Customs and Classics 1976 and earlier.
ALL VEHICLES MUST BE STREET LEGAL with current state tags, licensed and insured (no motorcycles or scooters). NO EXCESSIVELY LOUD EXHAUST SYSTEMSThis event is limited to approximately 3,000 vehicles and sells out. The Entry Fee includes Driver, 1 Adult Passenger and Children under 14. Additional event passenger/guest passes may be purchased for $25 each in advance. (The entry fee minus processing fee is refundable with written request prior to March 1, 2019.) You do not have to be present all 4 days to be eligible for trophies, event plaques, sponsor awards or merchandise give-aways. Parades will be restricted and limited based on car count and time restrictions. Activities are subject to change. Parking is limited at all locations. The police take a very active and pro safety role in this event. You must drive responsibly and obey the laws at all times.

Hat Pins & Dash Plaques to the first 3,000.
Locations include Inlet Parking Lot, Convention Center, plus various other shows.


Personal Info

Vehicle Info

*Please note, all participants will be required to show vehicle registration at check in.

Entry Fee...$60

Guest Info

Payment Info

The exhibitor hereby applies to this event and will at all times comply with all rules, regulations and policies of the event producers. Neither Special Event Productions, Inc., the Town of Ocean City, producers, sponsors, support personnel or anyone else connected with the presentation of this event shall be responsible or liable for any loss, injury or damage incurred. In consideration of this entry, entrant agrees to the use of their name, photo and/or vehicle photo for publicity and/or advertising. Any poor behavior, irresponsible driving and/or conduct deemed objectionable to the event's well being may result in participant being denied any further involvement in the event and/or future events. All participants are responsible for their own proper insurance. Event credentials are non-transferable without written permission of event management. Schedule/activities are subject to change.

I Agree to the Terms and Conditions above*